Community Engagement

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Yorkshire Beacon

Go Racing In Yorkshire in conjunction with Racing Together has launched a new community and education ‘beacon’ programme.

Based on the beacon models run by Newmarket and Aintree, the Yorkshire beacon will be working with the county’s racing assets to put beneficiaries first.

The pilot year will expand community-focused activity in this vibrant racing region and highlight racing as a force for good in society.

Community Engagement
Education & Employability
Health & Wellbeing

Timetable of Events

Date Racecourse Activity
31st March Wetherby Wetherby WiSE Raceday
Year round Pontefract Working partnership with New College
Year round Pontefract Into The Sky Theatre Group
11th April Pontefract OAP’s Race Free
14th April Ripon Pony Club Career’s Day
20th April Catterick Pony Club Career’s Day
24th April Wetherby Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup
27th April Pontefract National Horseracing College Charity Day
5th May Go Racing In Yorkshire Racing Together Community Day – New Beginnings
11th May York Careers event supported by Careers in Racing/Flying Futures
22nd May York Autism In Racing Raceday
26th May Ripon Behind-the-scenes day
May – Aug Beverley Internship
3rd June Catterick Racecard colouring competition and school workshop focusing on green initiatives.
3rd June Doncaster Weston Park Cancer Charity Raceday
7th June Wetherby Ladies Day supporting breast cancer charity Coppafeel!
11th June York 51st Macmillan Charity Raceday
27th June York Knavesmire Primary School “Art Week” Project
1st July Doncaster Racing Welfare Charity Day
5th July Pontefract Pontefract Sports and Education Foundation Charity Raceday
6th July Catterick St Teresa’s Charity Raceday
16th July Doncaster Children’s Air Ambulance Raceday
16th – 24th July Go Racing In Yorkshire New Beginnings charity partnership for the Sky Bet sponsored Summer Festival.
1st August Ripon Supporting Parkinsons UK
2nd August Catterick ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Family Day
20th August York The Sky Bet Ebor Community Sweepstake
28th August Beverley Circus Family Raceday in conjunction with the Beverley Lions
7th September Doncaster Cazoo St Leger Legends Charity Race
12th October Wetherby Opening Meeting supporting Spinal Research
October York Volunteering Day
October Redcar Pony Racing Taster Day
1st November Redcar Poppy Appeal Day